USCIS has updated its website to include a new question-and-answer (Q&A) section that discusses the agency's inventory of pending employment-based adjustment of status applications (Form I-485). The Q&A provides information on why the wait for employment-based green cards is so long and includes six reports that provide applicants with additional information about the number of pending employment-based green card applications. Specifically, USCIS has posted the following reports on its website:
- Pending Employment-Based Form I-485 Report: This report provides the number of pending adjustment of status applications in each preference category with priority dates in a given month and year.
- All Other Chargeability Report: This report shows how many applicants from countries other than China, India, Mexico, and the Philippines have priority dates in a given month and year. The report is separated into different charts for each preference classification.
- Reports for China, India, Mexico, and the Philippines: Because of the higher demand for visas from China, India, Mexico, and the Philippines, USCIS has formulated separate reports for each of these countries. Each country report, again organized by preference classification, shows how many applicants from each country have priority dates in a given month and year.